Video shows DNA sliced in two by CRISPR-Cas9

Researchers from the University of Tokyo and Kanazawa University captured footage of CRISPR-Cas9 in action for the first time, revealing the moment the tool snips a strand of DNA.

Scientists have captured footage of CRISPR-Cas9 in action for the first time, revealing the moment the controversial tool snips a strand of DNA.The gene-editing tool has made numerous breakthroughs in recent years, with claims it could be used to swap out genetic mutations and cure thousands of diseases.While much is now known about what it can do, the question of ‘how’ has remained somewhat more difficult to pin down.Scroll down for video  Using a technique known as high-speed atomic force ...